How to Reuse an Old Tablecloth

So I’m reading my issue of House Beautiful (which I got for free because Budget Living Magazine tanked) and I found these great tips on how to make your own duvet cover and shower curtain using a old table cloths.

Here’s how to do it:

Duvet Cover: Find an oversize old tablecloth. Measure a queen duvet cover. Take a white linen (or any white sheet) and mark it off with the measurements. Pin the tablecloth to it. Cut off excess fabric. Sew them together to make a pocket.

Shower Curtain: Stitch together a different colored fabric onto the back of a tablecloth. Use a sewing machine to make buttonholes on top of the curtain. You can also use a kit to install grommets, making sure they’re evenly spaced. Hang with decorative hooks and a hotel or plastic liner.

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  1. k says

    Thanks for the tip!  And you’re lucky; when BL tanked, I got Shop ETC. Definitely not budget related at all.

  2. says

    I was so mad when I started getting House Beautiful instead of my beloved Budget Living! I wrote them a mean letter and demanded that they stop sending that crap to my house. Grrr.

  3. Tina says

    When Budget Living ceased publication, they fulfilled the rest of my subscription with Redbook! I would rather be getting House Beautiful or Shop ETC. Unfortunately, the last few issues of BL had moved in a more mainstream editorial direction.

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